BEFORE: More examples – a contextualised vocabulary diagnostic for farming


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What are some more examples of other literacy diagnostics that you can adapt or modify?

Contextualised vocabulary assessment for farming and agriculture

Here’s an example of a set of contextualised vocabulary diagnostic questions plus learning outcome from a farming and agriculture context. This set of questions is part of a larger set the tutors brainstormed using word banks. The vocabulary moves through basic everyday language to the more complex terminology used in farming.

This set of questions is part of a larger set the tutors brainstormed using word banks and the process outlined earlier. The vocabulary moves through basic everyday language to the more complex terminology used in farming.

Tutor’s learning outcome

Students will be able to:

  • Explain specialised words used in the context of basic farming and agriculture

Words you need to know for farming

Fill in the missing words. Skip a word if you are unsure.

  1. Wool comes from she____________.
  2. The farmer feeds mi____________ to his calves.
  3. Cat____________ includes dairy and beef animals.
  4. A we____________ is a plant that grows where it is not wanted.
  5. Mature male cattle are called bu____________.
  6. A yea____________ is a one year-old animal.
  7. Removing extra water from a paddock is called dra ____________.
  8. Artificial ins____________ is used to get cows in calf.
  9. Irr____________ is the application of water to a paddock or crop when the weather is dry.
  10. Farmers use ant____________ to treat bacterial infections.

What vocabulary do you need to be testing and teaching?

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